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Inside this issue

All @ Sea - What's next for The Navigator?

Know your VTS - Vessel Traffic Services are harmonised around the world – but did you know that there are three different types of service, and how the three compare?

Communications & VTS - Share the message- Jillian Carson-Jackson FNI FRIN examines the processes behind effective communications between vessels and VTS

WATCHOUT - Stopping trouble before it starts - While we usually look at cases where things have gone wrong, this time we explore three times where timely intervention from ReefVTS, a coastal VTS that provides navigational assistance service in Australia, has stopped an ongoing incident where a vessel was heading for trouble

Who's navigating- Keeping it in the family- Port of London Authority VTS Officer Emma-Louise Negus was inspired by her father to follow in his footsteps and pursue a life in the marine industry and VTS

WAYPOINT - Comparing the bigger picture - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, compares VTS and marine communications with the specifics of Air Traffic Control

Take 10- Exploring 10 tips of VTS communications and how to promote best practice.

 

31 May 2024

Looking beyond the fog?

Navigating in fog or other restricted visibility will never be pleasant, but familiarity with the vessel’s procedures, capabilities and equipment will help make the process as safe as possible. Captain Tuuli Messer-Bookman AFNI, an experienced mariner and a professor at the California Maritime Academy in the USA, offers some advice on how to operate when visibility is low

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31 May 2024

WATCHOUT - Close encounter – how inadequate lookouts led to two ships colliding in foggy conditions

In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

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31 May 2024

All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 36

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31 May 2024

Take 10: Issue 36

Ten tips for handling restricted visibility at sea, maintaining a good lookout and operating within the relevant Colregs

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31 May 2024

Dealing with restricted visibility - What rule when?

Twenty years ago, The Nautical Institute published a survey that showed that there is often confusion over the sections of the Collision Regulations (Colregs) that apply in restricted visibility. The answer may seem straightforward enough – Rules 4-10, which always apply, plus Rule 19. However, the introduction of modern technology and autonomous vessels has added further layers to the question. The Nautical Institute has recently worked with the UK MCA to update their guidance. Here are some of the key points

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31 May 2024

Who's navigating? Adventure and aspiration at sea

Chief Officer Sarker Mohiuddin Hasnat Lenin MNI shares how an early love of adventure stories inspired him to follow a career at sea

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31 May 2024

WAYPOINT : Looking into a future of one hundred eyes

George Shaw from the Royal Institute of Navigation looks into his crystal ball to explore how innovations in ‘panoptic vision’ and artificial intelligence might support mariners in the future in navigating areas of restricted visibility

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09 Feb 2024

Who's navigating? From Dynamic Positioning to marine consultancy

Tow Master and Marine Consultant Tom Feakins discusses the career opportunities that his DP training has given him

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09 Feb 2024

WATCHOUT - DP system failure on diving support vessel leads to serious incident

In this series, we take a look at maritime accident reports and the lessons that can be learned

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